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The Animal Production and Health Section of the Joint FAO/IAEA Centre of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture in Vienna, Austria has a vacancy for an Animal Health Technical Officer (P4).

For full job description and application, click here.


Specialist in carbon balance evaluation of agropastoral systems

FAO has partnered with Cirad for the CaSSECS project and as a member of the Science Committee.

As part of this project, Cirad will be providing a specialist in evaluation of greenhouse gas emissions from pastoral and agropastoral systems to FAO's Animal Production and Genetics Branch (NSAG), for 2 years, in order to support FAO's contribution to the project.

This position is part of Cirad and FAO's joint efforts to improve data quality and provide a clearer picture of the impact that livestock farming has on the environment in pastoral areas.

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Tenured: Professor and Department Head


The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M University, College Station invites applications for a tenured, Professor and Head that will serve as the chief administrative officer of the Department and as an advocate for Poultry Science and the allied disciplines that it represents with the academic appointment beginning Fall 2021. The Head reports to the Vice Chancellor and Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M University, College Station. The position provides leadership and support for numerous faculty initiatives that include: enhancing and expanding undergraduate and graduate education, increasing contributions to knowledge and science through extramurally funded research, fostering collegiality and interdisciplinary collaboration among faculty, conducting extension and outreach programs, securing additional resources, strengthening relationships with diverse stakeholder groups, and promoting communication of science-based findings to inform public policy and private decision makers.

For further information and application click here.

Vacancy - Global Technical Manager - Poultry

Founded and grown as an Austrian family business, Delacon has been the pioneer and global leader in phytogenic feed additives for more than 30 years. We coined the term phytogenic feed additives and are researching, developing, and manufacturing feed additives composed of herbs, spices, other plants, and extracts such as essential oils for poultry, swine, ruminants, and aquaculture.

Our headquarters and our state-of-the-art production facility in Engerwitzdorf, Austria, export our products to more than 80 countries worldwide. Delacon's global team, located in about 23 countries, shares the commitment to phytogenic feed additives to further investigate their role in animal nutrition and showcase to our customers that they are a great opportunity in recent and future livestock challenges production.

We are looking for a Global Technical Manager – Poultry

The purpose of the position is:

To contribute to the optimization of our customers` experience via ensuring the technical side of our poultry product offering globally. 

Your tasks and responsibilities are:

  • under the professional guidance of the Global Unit Lead – Monogastrics, you are bringing Delacon's technical solutions to the market, professionally adapting them to the regional requirements together with the local sales colleagues
  • you are responsible for the technical content of our offers and the various forms of written technical materials
  • based on a solid market intelligence activity, you are continuously developing our solution portfolio in the poultry area
  • you are representing Delacon's poultry products at global events, conferences, and seminars, are conducting both internal and external training on nutrition issues and the modes of actions of our portfolio.

Your expected qualifications and professional background:

  • minimum MSc in animal nutrition or animal sciences, or veterinary
  • at least ten years relevant work experience (technical support or development), including fieldwork with broilers and layers alike – either in animal production or the animal feed business
  • international experience with company representation in front of various levels of stakeholders and decision-makers

Regarding your skills and personality, we need:

  • a truly international mindset, open to address nutritional issues on various continents
  • customer orientation and high level of proficiency
  • outstanding presentation and communication skills
  • flexibility
  • solid intercultural collaboration skills

What you need to know yet:

  • the position is based in home-office, with frequent traveling (ca 60%)
  • our internal language of communication is English

Please submit your application documents in English to:

Delacon Biotechnik GmbH, Langwiesen 24, A-4209 Engerwitzdorf, Austria

Krisztina Farkas, people operations manager, , +43 732 640531-227

Vacancy for the position of Technical Advisor

The FAO Saudi Arabia Technical Cooperation Programme has a vacancy for the position of Technical Advisor (Animal Husbandry Expert).

Job Posting: 24/Mar/2021
Closure Date: 05/May/2021, 11:59:00 PM
Organizational Unit: Regional Office for the Near East and North Africa, RNE
Job Type: Staff position
Type of Requisition: Professional Project
Grade Level: P-4
Primary Location: Saudi Arabia-Riyadh
Duration: Fixed-term: one year with possibility of extension
Post Number: 2007381
CCOG Code: 1A11
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Organizational Setting

The Programme Management Unit (PMU) of the FAO-Saudi Technical Cooperation Programme (2019-2025) facilitates, coordinates and manages all technical and advisory services to be provided by FAO to the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture (MoEWA) of Saudi Arabia. The project UTF/SAU/051/SAU ‘Strengthening MoEWA's Capacity to Implement the Sustainable Rural Agricultural Development Programme is part of the FAO-Saudi Technical Cooperation Programme (2019-2025). The project is to provide technical and advisory assistance to the MoEWA in implementing its flagship sustainable rural agricultural development programme that has recently been approved within the context of the National Transformation Programme of the Saudi Vision 2030. The project’s expected results will be achieved through the implementation of nine project components: 1) Development of coffee Arabica production, processing and marketing; 2) Development of beekeeping and honey production; 3) Development of rose production and trade; 4) Development of subtropical fruits production, processing and marketing; 5) Strengthening capacity of small-scale fishers and fish farmers; 6) Strengthening capacity of small-scale livestock herders; 7) Development of rainfed cereal production; 8) Enhancing value addition from smallholdings and rural activities; and 9) Strengthening MoEWA's capacity in sustainable management of rangelands, forests and natural resources to support rural livelihoods.
The incumbent will be part of the PMU of the FAO-Saudi Technical Cooperation Programme in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and will in particular support the strengthening of the capacity of small-scale livestock herders.

The full description can be found here.

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Branch Development Proposal

In the Board meeting held during WPC2016 in Beijing, China, the Board decided to increase the funds available for Branch Development by making a formal call for Branch Development Proposals.
The maximum budget for a proposal is US$2,000.

Deadlines for submission are January 1st and July 1st.

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